Assistant Professor of Conflict Management

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Assistant Professor of Conflict Management

Job ID: 222814
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development offers a Master's in Conflict Management and a Ph.D. in International Conflict Management. SCMPD seeks:

  1. to prepare engaged, interdisciplinary change-makers with rigorous academic and practice skills for peacemaking and development
  2. to produce cutting edge, policy-relevant research on conflict, peace, and development;
  3. to enact peacebuilding, conflict management, and development programming and practice in a variety of contexts across disciplines, sectors, and levels of analysis; and, ultimately
  4. to inspire peace and promote positive change.

About half of our PhD students are international while our U.S. students in the MS and PhD programs reflect diverse backgrounds and research interests including gender, race, age, disciplinary training, sexuality, and culture.

With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. CHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Here is our diversity statement.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track assistant professor faculty position in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) to begin August 2021.

The successful applicant will have documented evidence of teaching excellence and will maintain a productive research program that can successfully compete for external funding. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in SCMPD teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

    Develop and teach graduate level classes in the field of international development as it relates to conflict management and peacebuilding Policy relevant research focus at the intersection of peace, security and development; practitioner experience desired Ability to teach quantitative methods (required) and qualitative methods (desired) A strong preference will be given to candidates who are also able to teach critical and socio-cultural perspectives on conflict and peace (gender, post-structural, feminist, environmental, etc.)

The candidate will teach a 3-2 load comprised of graduate classes in the SCMPD and undergraduate classes in the candidate's home discipline and any other relevant departments as befits the candidate's fields of expertise

The candidate will be expected to supervise Ph.D. dissertations and serve on dissertation committees as well as supervise master's theses as needed.

The candidate's research, teaching, and service should exemplify the SCMPD's commitment to diversity in all its forms. Our faculty members have developed this statement: “We value diversity, equity, and equality of opportunity. We believe peace requires justice. We must end individual, but especially institutional, forms of discrimination and bias. In our classrooms, our research, our service, our homes, and our communities…We will strive to be the change we seek in the world.”

Required Qualifications
An earned Ph.D. in a field relevant to Peace, Security and Development, or its foreign equivalent, is required by August 1, 2021, as well as a record of effective university teaching at the graduate level and demonstrated potential for research.

Preferred Qualifications
    Policy-relevant or Practitioner experience Quantitative research skills Qualitative research skills Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community Experience teaching on-line and/or hybrid courses Record of graduate teaching Record of grant-seeking activity We particularly welcome candidates who celebrate and affirm the diversity of our student body, SCMPD's diversity statement, and KSU's commitment to diversity in all its forms

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter addressing the candidate's qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy and research agenda
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Summary of teaching evaluations
  5. Syllabus from a relevant course (graduate preferred)
  6. Relevant peer-reviewed academic publication
  7. Names and addresses of three references

Apply Before Date
To guarantee full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2021.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Maia Hallward, Search Committee Chair, [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time